Call for potential ports maintainers

Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 23 06:14:43 PST 2009


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On February 23, 2009 01:20:48 am Yoshihiro Ota wrote:
> Thank you for your hard work, Thomas.

Thanks Hiro :)

>
> Can I make 2 suggestions?
>
> 1. Can you ask PR senders if they are intersted in becoming maintainer if
> port doesn't have a maintaner?  Sender was moticvated enough to make a
> patch.

Agreed, this is something we should be more deliberate about doing.

>
> 2. Can you assign two or more maintaners to a port?  This may improve
> response time of PRs.

As linimon@ pointed out later in this thread it has been discussed, but seems 
the framework is not in place.

That said, a well placed comment field in the Makefile indicating a name/email 
of a person who has implicit submission rights could be helpful. While the 
automated assignment tools won't catch it, a committer might.

>
> Regards,
> Hiro

Thomas

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